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Windows 7: Some help with processors please...

28 Nov 2010   #21

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
To back-off or loosen the RAM timings.

If the RAM stock timings are 8-8-8-22, to back-off or loosen you might go to 9-9-9-24.

This is just an example.

You will not notice the difference in performance, you might see it in a benchmark number.
Ok you lost me completely. I admit to not knowing very much about all this, pretty much learning as I go along.
You're not alone in this. For a brief description, see:

Memory timings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I don't pretend to understand this stuff, but a bit of empirical messing about gave me a stable system.

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29 Nov 2010   #22

Windows 7 x64 Professional

I will definitely be building it myself. I have attached a quote of what I intend to get. You will see that I have decided on the 870 (due to costs and the fact that the 1336 socket is being ended next year). I will most likely also add another 4Gb of RAM (for a total of 8Gb).

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I think I have a pretty decent system in the above. I definitely DO NOT want to tinker around with timings, etc. Would like to hear more opinions.

Thanks for all your replies so far. You have all been very helpful.

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29 Nov 2010   #23

Windows 7 64-bit Home

an i7-870 with 8 gigs of ram is a horrible machine (see system specs)
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30 Nov 2010   #24

Windows 7 x64 Professional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
an i7-870 with 8 gigs of ram is a horrible machine (see system specs)
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